One of the many lingering mysteries in that has kept fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens theorizing and wrapping their heads around is that of Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) parentage. Although the character is arguably the center point of the new Star Wars trilogy, much of her backstory kept in the dark other than her family leaving her behind on Jakku and that she can wield the force.
Whether or not those answers will come into clear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is up in there but in an interview with IGN, Ridley discussed how she is a firm believer that one can make one’s own family and how that reflects on Rey’s quest to seek out the answers circling her parentage:
“In the story, it’s important to her but ultimately regardless she is who she is. She’s going in a direction and she’s surrounded by people that have made her apart of their family.”
The actress also discussed how the enigma surrounding Rey’s ancestry is critical to the not just the character’s story but how her quest for the truth may also hold answers for other characters in the upcoming film:
“She’s fighting for the truth I think of her own story of the biggest story she’s trying to figure out what it is that has led her there and then beyond that what it is that has lead everyone there. And then really it’s less of a question of good and evil, it’s more of a question of her own self and how that fits into the galaxy at large.”
Judging from Ridley’s remarks, wherever the answer lies, there is no doubting that the truth behind Rey’s lineage will hold huge ramifications for not only the young Jedi in training but also those around her.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.
5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.
One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.
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